Maxime Vachier-Lagrave wins Dortmund 2016 with One Round To Go

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (MVL) is slated to win the Dortmund’s Sparkassen Chess Meeting after 6 rounds and a round more to go. Chess.com writes:

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave continued to look nigh untouchable in round six of Dortmund’s Sparkassen Chess Meeting. Victory (against Ruslan Ponomariov) moved him to 5.0/6 and clinched first place with a round to go. Clinching first would be a remarkable achievement in any tournament, but it is especially impressive in a seven-round tournament like Dortmund.

This enabled MVL to chart his way up in second place in the current Live Ratings list:

live-ratings-july-17-2016

Standings after round 6 follows:

Dortmund 2016 Standings after Round 6

#NameRtgPts
1Maxime Vachier-Lagrave27985.0
2Leinier Dominguez27133.5
3Fabiano Caruana28103.5
4Ruslan Ponomariov27063.0
5Liviu Dieter Nisipeanu26743.0
6Vladimir Kramnik28123.0
7Evgeniy Najer26872.0
8Rainer Buhmann26531.0
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